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Forum: Acknowledging and honoring our Community — Share accomplishments, milestones, goals of community members, family members or yourself. Just finished treatment? Just got married? Watched your child graduate? Ran a big run? Been a huge help to members in our community? Let's honor our members here!

Posted on: Sep 12, 2015 06:27AM - edited Nov 13, 2015 11:23AM by Moderators

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We would really like to put together a slide show showing all your faces to show the amazing diversity of our community, reaching around the world. Please share with us here, or PM us.

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Nov 13, 2015 03:29PM patoo wrote:

Warrior, absolutely love this pic. Thanks for sharing.

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/2/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Nov 13, 2015 04:32PM duckyb1 wrote:

Nice to meet you Patoo............

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 13, 2015 04:34PM patoo wrote:

You too dubkyb1.

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/2/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Nov 13, 2015 07:16PM farmerlucy wrote:

WW! Wowza!! Amazing!

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Nov 13, 2015 10:06PM ruthbru wrote:

Awesome, Warrior!!!!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 13, 2015 10:45PM - edited Nov 14, 2015 06:27AM by chrissyb

Hi! Chrissyb here (aka Christine Bout). I'm from a little country town called Burra in South Australia, Australia. I was originally dx in December 2003 at age 52 stage II grade 2. Did the usual things, mastectomy, was allergic to the chemo (nearly killed me), was allergic to Tamoxifen ( gave me a suspected heart attack) so no other treatment. Come May 2009.......while at my '5 year' (yes I was a bit late) and having pain in my arm and neck doc decided to do bone scan......Hellooo Mets!!! Yep, stage IV. I had other restaging scans and test and then had a rod placed in my arm to prevent shattering (yes, it was that close, all it would have taken was a hard bump) and then onto Aimadex. Oh the SE from that one thank goodness I only got to take that one for 15 months before a further progression and a change to Femara. To cut a long story short, I am still on Femara five years later and according to my docs, I am NED! Yay!!!! Living life to the fullest possible and have just arrived home after six weeks in France........yes, I did say I was living life to the full......lol.

I found BCO purely by accident in June 2010 while I was looking for some information and answers to a few questions I had......Oh! how glad I am that I found this site! It has kept me sane when I was at my lowest on Arimidex and has allowed me to help myself by passing on knowledge to others while hopefully helping to calm their fears. This site is just amazing!!

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 13, 2015 11:26PM KiwiCatMom wrote:

ChrissyB - so great to see your smiling face and that you're still NED!!!

Dx 9/25/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/19/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 12/10/2006 Radiation Therapy 12/15/2006 Breast Dx 2/9/2013, IDC, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/19/2013 Bone
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Nov 14, 2015 05:34AM ruthbru wrote:

Yea, ChrissyB!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Nov 14, 2015 05:46AM duckyb1 wrote:

Hi Chrissy............finally a real good look at our Chrissy..........'hope your doing well Sweetie......so great to see you......hugs.........

Big hug to you too Ruth....will have to get back to our game playing..hugs

Ducky Dx 2/15/2011, IDC, Right, 1cm, Grade 1, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Radiation Therapy 4/24/2011 Whole-breast: Breast
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Nov 14, 2015 06:31AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:

Hi all, I'm Day, diagnosed at the age of 48 in 2009 with DCIS, LCIS, IDC, ILC and cribriform in the right breast, 3 mm tumor in sentinel node, stage IIb. Had bilateral mastectomy (left was prophylactic), axillary lymph node dissection, bilateral LD flap reconstruction, chemotherapy (Taxotere+cytoxan) and AI for 5 years. I had to go through all three of them and finally finished on Femara. Had multiple issues of side effects from the treatment and surgeries, now I'm disabled due to that. But still going strong, celebrated 6 years NED on October 19th 2015. I live in SE Oklahoma City (Midwest City actually) with my furbabies, two dogs and two cats, and my main "occupation" is gardening. Once I was off AIs in January 2015 I managed to start shedding the 60+ lbs I had put on during BC treatment, got from 191 lbs at 137 lbs now - still 7 more lbs to go. I still have issues following the reconstruction and will go in January 2016 to get surgery for herniated abdominal oblique muscles caused by LD prelevation.

This is me during chemo and me now. Just to give ladies some hope that yes, hair grows back and we can get to a new "normal".

July 2010

July 2015

left this forum this time for good due to how stupid moderators are
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Nov 14, 2015 06:38AM patoo wrote:

Wow seachain, what a great head of hair (though you looked great in 2010 as well).

"for we live by faith, not by sight" - 2 Corinthians 5:7 Dx 10/24/2008, ILC, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/12/2009 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 4/2/2009 Breast Surgery Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel
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Nov 14, 2015 06:41AM annieoakley wrote:

Chrissyb, so nice to see your smiling face and a big congrats on NED. You and KiwiCatMom were the first to greet me on the bone mets thread and offer me encouragement. I'm so grateful for this site!

Surgery 5/7/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Surgery 8/22/2012 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/27/2012 Surgery 1/31/2013 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 9/3/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 9/3/2014, IDC, 1cm, Stage IV, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 9/3/2014 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 11/30/2014 Bone
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Nov 14, 2015 06:42AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:

I actually cut it twice since 2010, each time about 8". I took 5,000 mcg of Biotin during chemo and a year after to help my hair grow. It used to be below my hips before chemo :(

left this forum this time for good due to how stupid moderators are
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Nov 14, 2015 05:46PM Wren44 wrote:

Seachain, I grew up in Midwest City and graduated from high school there in 1957 (a million years ago). I enjoyed growing up there. After marriage, we lived in Houston, TX and then moved to Seattle, WA. I think your hair is impressive. I was lucky enough to escape chemo, so I'm still dealing with my original baby fine hair.

Lumpectomy and re-excision followed by mastectomy of right breast. Five years of anastrasole completed.
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Nov 15, 2015 04:54AM leftduetostupidmods wrote:

Wren, I'm happy that it grew back - well, most of it. It looks nice but if I braid it, the braid is about 1/4 of the thickness it used to be before chemo. It also goes through cycles, from tight ringlets to wavy and back. And I had two episodes of it falling again since I finished chemo - apparently it's not out of the ordinary for that to happen - well, you don't lose all of it, it just thins out significantly then grows back. Hence me cutting it twice; when it started growing back after each episode it looked like a mullet.

left this forum this time for good due to how stupid moderators are
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Jan 31, 2016 04:37PM Hipline wrote:

I realize it's way past when everyone else posted but I just hit 5 years NED and feel like posting :)

I was diagnosed with pleomorphic ILC at age 52 and just have to say that "This journey is best traveled with family and friends!"

Here I am biking in Australia just the other day!


Pleomorphic ILC, Onco DX score 16 Dx 11/16/2010, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 1/31/2011 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 1/23/2014 Femara (letrozole)
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Jan 31, 2016 04:47PM farmerlucy wrote:

Woo Hoo! Congrats on five years Hipline

Dx at 51 after a preventive mx that wasn't. Oncotype dx 3. 3D tattoos from Vinnie! PTSD?? You are not alone! Surgery 2/21/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Dx 2/24/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2012 Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 7/22/2012 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 4/10/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 4/14/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jan 31, 2016 05:23PM ruthbru wrote:

Great picture! Congratulations!!!!

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-
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Jan 31, 2016 05:23PM DivineMrsM wrote:

Hipline, what a terrific comment: "This journey is best travelled with family and friends."

found lump 12/22/10~er+/pr+/her2- stage iv bone mets------------- Chemo~lumpectomy~radiation~arimidex------------- March2019/Ibrance-Aromasin---------- Sept2019/Verzenio-Aromasin
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Jan 31, 2016 06:43PM KiwiCatMom wrote:

Congrats, Hipline! Whoo hoo! And that is a great comment about family and friends. :) Thanks for the smile!

Dx 9/25/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/19/2006 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 12/10/2006 Radiation Therapy 12/15/2006 Breast Dx 2/9/2013, IDC, Stage IV, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 2/19/2013 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 2/19/2013 Bone
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Jan 31, 2016 07:01PM RonnieKay wrote:

Great to see you, Chrissy....and all the amazing Sisters!

Dx 6/1/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/23/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Radiation Therapy 8/10/2009 Breast Hormonal Therapy 1/6/2010 Femara (letrozole) Dx 6/9/2011, IDC, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/30/2011 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 6/28/2012 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Dx 12/21/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IV, 0/0 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Jan 31, 2016 10:15PM Ossa wrote:

Woohoo hipline time to celebrate


Today is the first day of the rest of your life.... NED Nov 2011 Dx 4/7/2011, DCIS/IDC, Right, 6cm+, Grade 3, 3/7 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 5/19/2011 AC Targeted Therapy 8/11/2011 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/11/2011 Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 11/22/2011 Lymph node removal: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 12/28/2011 Radiation Therapy 1/27/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 5/11/2012 Reconstruction (right) Surgery 10/26/2012 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Nipple reconstruction Surgery 11/15/2014 Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting
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Jan 31, 2016 11:09PM chrissyb wrote:

Hipline, great pic! What part of Aus were you in?

I found my peace which gave me strength. 52 at dx. Dx 12/8/2003, IDC, 4cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 0/12 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 20, 2016 04:49PM - edited Mar 20, 2016 04:49PM by Fe_Princess

Hi Denise here. I was diagnosed with IDC 2A no nodes. I was 51 when diagnosed (2-13-15). I live in Zürich Switzerland as of June 2015. I was diagnosed and treated in Portland OR. The nurse gave me three trust worthy websites and BC.org was one of them. I felt like I was never alone when in the discussion forums. When it was 4am and I was freaking out, I could get on here and someone would soothe my worries always. I always tell people if you know someone diagnosed, tell them to go to bc.org.

side note, I am having my implant removed and replace with SGAP FLAP on April 14th. I am so happy to get the implant out and curious to report difference between U.S and Swiss treatments.

Below is me hiking in the Alps at Säntis in August last year.


Dx 2/13/2015, IDC, Left, 3cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 3/11/2015 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 3/20/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 3/31/2015 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Nipple reconstruction, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/29/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 4/13/2016 Reconstruction (left): SGAP flap/hip flap
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Mar 20, 2016 06:25PM sensitivehrt wrote:

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My name is Brandi. I am 41, will be 42 in June. I live in Sacramento, CA. I was just DX on March 7, 2016. Been more of a lurker here, with just a couple of posts. My first appointment since being DX is on March 31. I have found the BC a great place of information and a good place to find people going thru or who have been thru the same thing. I'm sure I'll be posting more once I know what my options are. So far I've been told ICD, Grade 2 ER+ PgR- Her2-. I also have Neurofibromatosis, not sure if that will play into my treatment plan.

Thank you for the welcomes I've already received.

(My beloved dog Chance in pic with me)

Dx 3/7/2016, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/6/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 8/10/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 3, 2016 03:13PM IamNancy wrote:

wow - all these wonderful posts ..

I was 62 when I was diagnosed and was shocked as I was just going for a routine mammogram and there is no breast cancer in my family... Dx 11/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+. My oncotype was 25 so I went for lumpectomy (twice) chemo and radiation .. my incision burst while going through various treatments and leaked for the next 2 yrs .. I had surgery again this January to close the incision and stop the leaking - I now have a seroma it doesn't seem to bother me and the dr said it could take a yr to go away - I do have to get ultrasounds done on it to make sure it isn't getting bigger...

I was so happy to find this site after my diagnosis- to be able to join in with other people going through what I was going through - the same treatments at the same time as me- sharing our side effects, joys, fears and encouraging one another ..it helped so much and still helps.

I hated losing my hair - but when it came back I ended up loving it really short..

oncotype 25 Dx 11/2012, IDC, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/10/2012 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Surgery 2/4/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Chemotherapy 2/12/2013 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 5/13/2013 Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/7/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Apr 3, 2016 06:01PM Nachout818 wrote:

Hi there ,

My name is Diane and I live in New Jersey, USA.. I am just starting out on this journey. I was diagnosed on 2/11/16. I had my surgery on 3/22/16.

57 (almost 58) at diagnosis.. DX: IDC Stage 1 Grade 1 0/1 node. ER+ 100%, PR + 64%, Her2- ( FISH)

This website was in the literature I received from the breast surgeon.. I am so grateful for the encouragement, information and support I received here .. The friends I have made is just an added bonus..

This is a picture taken in November 2015 at the Grand Canyon... My husband and I took an helicopter ride and had a picnic.. It was the most awesome experience ever!


"It's not how hard you get hit, it's how hard you get hit and keep moving forward that counts " Dx 2/12/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/22/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2016 Femara (letrozole) Radiation Therapy 6/13/2016 Whole-breast: Breast
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Apr 3, 2016 06:17PM - edited Apr 3, 2016 06:22PM by PatRN10

Hi, My name is Pat and I am a nurse from southern Maine. It has been exactly a year since I started my BC journey and BCO has been here every step of the way with up to date information and wonderful support. I was diagnosed at age 52 with IDC and Since 4/1/15 I have had surgery, radiation, chemotherapy , and hospitalization for complications. On the other hand, I also have almost completed my first year in a Nursing PhD program during treatment! This year has been a wild ride and am so thankful for family, friends and the BCO community. I celebrated my 53rd birthday March 6 with my hair growing back.

Pat: Dx age 52, ER 25%, PR 25% , Oncotype score 23 Dx 4/9/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Surgery 5/15/2015 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 7/19/2015 Whole-breast: Breast Chemotherapy 10/7/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/28/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 11/19/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 12/9/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Apr 5, 2016 03:21PM SlowDeepBreaths wrote:

What an awesome thread. You all look amazing.

Dx 4/2016, TN mets to lung. VATS left upper lobe wedge resection. "Fall seven times, stand up eight" Japanese Proverb Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Dx 7/2013, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
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Jun 27, 2016 12:08PM Dennyse wrote:

Such wonderful photos of beautiful, strong women!!!!!

Dx 5/31/2016, LCIS/ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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